Tata Group and France’s Dassault Systemes plan to launch a new electric car, at less than $20,000.
Tata Technologies already presented the eMO electric car concept at the 2012 Detroit Motor Show, with an innovative interior design, with foldable rear seats, able to comfortably seat 4 adults. This means that the car will resemble more Tata Motors’ own Indica EV, and not the nanoscopic Nano. No information was given on the car’s electric motor and the power, nor on when the car will be released or how much the company invests in the project.
Rumors say that since the Indica EV still not in series production, the company will not succeed in producing another EV. But Tata’s wide research base and new high-tech approach would be enough to develop and produce such a car. If Tata will succeed with this plan, the eMO would be the world’s least priced all-electric car, with $ 10,000 less than the Nissan Leaf.
“To achieve this, Tata Technologies utilised the powerful capabilities within CATIA and ENOVIA applications to quickly develop various studies, allowing global collaboration to rapidly evaluate and converge on optimal solutions,” declared Mr Kevin Fisher the President of Tata Technologies.